Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
5/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - A bright, golden orange. Nicely carbonated, very clean. Slight lacing along the glass, minimal head that stays.
S - Almost like Champagne, with a nice citrus and tropical aroma. This aroma is quite bright. Not much of a malt smell, but not necessary.
T - That oaky, barrel flavor hits first; it's a nice sweetness of slight vanilla. Then the citrus-orange-tropical flavor strikes the middle of your tongue and joins the oak. I get a slight sour grape/mild green apple there, too, as you go to the finish. The finale is nice and dry. You definitely get a tiny bit of bitterness from the hops, too, which is a surprise.
M - Medium, fizzy mouthfeel. Nothing too strong, though. Light bubbles, again, like champagne. Smooth and bubbly at once.
O - Probably the best-balanced, wild/sour ale I've ever had. It has a wine-ness that's pleasant at first, then a great, light-citrusy beer finishes you off with a fizz. It's very fresh tartness is balanced very well, and the whole beer in the glass is a top-notch experience from pouring to tasting.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 00:21:35 | More by thecommonman
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,665 ratings.